Halloween is a great celebration. Kids get to masquerade as their
favorite fictional characters, stay up late, and eat copious amounts
of candy. It's not bad for the adults, either: no frantic gift shopping,
no family dinners to plan, and we get more than enough processed
But here is the scary truth: Americans handout billions of dollars
in candy to any neighborhood kids who happen to knock on our doors
each Halloween. Yet, without going into guilt-inducing statistics,
there is a certain amount of irony that just beyond most of our neighborhoods,
millions of children do not have enough food to meet their daily
Helping Is Easy
In 2004, we started with an informal donation drive among family
and friends. We asked that people simply make a small cash donation
equal to the amount of money they intended to spend on Halloween
candy. It's just that simple.
Response was great, and 100% of all donations collected were sent
to Food and Research Action Center (www.frac.org).
If you would like to see the recent success of the Trick or Treat
Gang fund, please visit our Success page.
Please Join Us
This year we will be expanding our efforts. We have created a more
structured process for making donations. Please visit the Donate page
for our online donation application.
If you would like to make a donation by mail, please make your check
If you believe in our cause and our efforts, please pass this website
along to friends who might also be interested in doing a small
part to help kids in need. Thanks and Happy Halloween!